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Thread: Recommendations for 88 Turbo Coupe Steering/Suspension

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    Oh and I am sending back the 5.0 booster and SVO master. Will probably get the 93 Cobra goodies.

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    Let me throw this into the mix. I saw these wheels and I really like them along with the price. I know we can just swap the front rotors on our TCs to make them 5 lug, but I had planned on doing the Mazda rotors in the rear with spacers to fit (to keep the 3.73 rear). Would these wheels fit or is that a no go? Guess that will pin point what I would need to do in the front for fitment. Thanks! https://www.ebay.com/itm/17x10-5-17x...19.m1438.l2649

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    Nope. The hat on the Mark II rotors will not allow wheels like these to mount up. You can machine the wheels but that is sketchy at best. Do a Google search on mustang five lug conversion with Mark VII rotors and you should be able to find the small list of wheels you can use.

    The SN95 conversion allows for a much larger selection of wheels. Yet another reason to ditch the crappy Fox brakes.

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    Well that really sucks. So it looks like I need to go and grab some spindles and brakes from a 94-95? I think our Pull A Part has one, but I am sure V6. Probably the same either way. I did find these for a great price...it says 95, but I swear from what I saw online they are actually 96+ https://greensboro.craigslist.org/pt...484673773.html

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    So to recap, 2002 Cobra Rack....Fox Inner and Outer.....Fox Lower Arm.....swap ball joint for SN95 spindle and brakes (or just use an SN95 LCA?)....shock and springs I can stay with the TC parts? I called AJE and they said their k member is setup to be able to use stock parts. They even said I could try to use my stock TC lowers, but depends on wheel choice of course. Thanks!

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    Well we have 7 cars that are all 3.8s from 1998-2003 at our local yard for pickin.

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    So the ones in that Craig's list are 96+ spindles. The visual difference are here:

    http://www.maximummotorsports.com/te...ification.aspx

    Here are the differences between the two series of spindles:

    http://www.maximummotorsports.com/te...4_spindle.aspx

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    Again, if you go the SN95 route get the '99 calipers from a V6 or GT as they are dual piston and provide much better braking. You will have to grind (really buff) the mounting "ears" on the 94-98 spindles to get them to fit but its well worth it.

    Good write up on it here:

    http://www.allfordmustangs.com/Detailed/2009.shtml

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    You will have to run the Fox LCA with a Fox Mustang k-member. With that just get the SN95 ball joints in the LCA's if you have not ordered them already. If you already have the Fox LCA's then you will need approximately 0.330" of spacer between the top of the spindle and the castle nut so that the castle nut engages the Fox ball joint at a point you can use a cotter pin.

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    Here is the issue with the rear TC brakes. The calipers are larger in bore diameter than the SN95 rear brakes and if used in conjunction with the SN95 front brakes it will cause a brake bias issue. Most can dial this out with a manual proportioning valve but the best thing to do is just swipe from the axles out of the rear end on a V6 SN95 car and install that in your TC 8.8 housing. This will ensure that with the Cobra booster, 15/16 - 1" - 1 1/16" bore MC, a manual proportioning valves, and good brake pads the car will stop like a beast.

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